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How can I lessen the risk of sids?

How can I lessen the risk of sids?

Sleep on the back: It is safest to sleep your baby on his or her back. That is the best position as babies who sleep on their stomachs are at the highest risk of developing sids. Also, avoid exposure to second-hand smoke as this is also a risk factor. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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Does Sucking on a pacifier at naptime and bedtime reduce the risk of SIDS? How so ?

Does Sucking on a pacifier at naptime and bedtime reduce the risk of SIDS? How so ?

Pacifiers: Pacifiers do reduce the risk of SIDS, although the mechanism is unclear. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding lower risk of sids?

Does breastfeeding lower risk of sids?

Possibly: There is strong suggestion that it does, but no clear explanation why. http://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/generalpediatrics/27019. ...Read more

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Does sleep-sharing increase or reduce the risk of sids?

Does sleep-sharing increase or reduce the risk of sids?

Yes: A young baby sleeping face-up in a crib without fluffy blankets nor pillows around, without dangerous cords or strings nearby, will be safe there. His chances getting sids are low (998.5-999 out of 1000 babies won't have sids). Sleeping in a bed with an adult adds the risks of suffocation from blankets & pillows, from trapping the head at the mattress' edge, and from being squashed by the adult. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put my baby to bed swaddled? Or is that a risk of SIDS?

Is it safe to put my baby to bed swaddled? Or is that a risk of SIDS?

No increased risk: Bundling babies should not increase the risk of SIDS providing they are put on their back to sleep, their nose and mouth are not covered, and wrap is not too tight. ...Read more

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Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

No: The vaccine haters have flittered like butterflys from one issue to the next. For a time they blamed cerebral palsy on vaccines, then crib death and now autism. The rumor mill wanders back and forth for any issue that is hard to explain.The vaccine has been used extensively in hawaii starting with a newborn dose for 2 decades and no such assooociation has been reported. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sids?

What is the treatment for sids?

SIDS rx?: There is no treatment for sids. Sids is sudden death syndrome, and by time it is diagnosed the infant is already dead. The controversy continues over how to prevent sids. Associated risk factors include: sleeping on the baby's stomach; sleeping in bed with a parent; parental smoking; sleeping with thick bedding; family history of sids. Some cases are now known to be due to child abuse. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

Prevention: There is no treatment for sids. By definition the patient is dead.A family can reduce a child's risk by laying them on their back to sleep, having no smokers in babies life & never sleeping with baby. ...Read more

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At what age is my baby no longer at risk for sid?

At what age is my baby no longer at risk for sid?

12 months: This is by definition. In my forensic pathology practice, most "sids" cases that i see have occurred in an unsafe sleep environment. Historically, many have been missed homicides, and a pathologist will always want to rule out everything from having been fed raw honey (botulism) to being born without sweat glands to mutated ion channels in the heart. ...Read more

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What is sids?

What is sids?

Sudden Infant Death: SIDS is sudden infant death syndrome, an unfortunate sudden death event occurring in one in 2,000 babies. The latest thinking is that an unforeseen brain stem abnormality keeps the baby from arousing when necessary to take in more oxygen. Other metabolic disorders MCAD deficiency and potentially long QT syndrome, a cardiac rhythm problem are also potential factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is a condition in which a baby has died for no apparent reason, while sleeping, usually ...Read more